|Paddy Considine Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||September 5, 1973|
Paddy Considine is an English actor, writer, musician, and film director who is well-known for portraying dark, tormented, and morally ambiguous characters. He was cast in several short films by Shane Meadows, whom he had befriended at college. Shane also gave Paddy his feature film debut, A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), where he played the mentally disturbed character of Morell. His debut performance impressed noted director Pawel Pawlikowski, who cast him in the lead role of Alfie in Last Resort (2000). After coming into the spotlight with his first 2 movies, Paddy played various supporting and starring roles such as Richard in Dead Man’s Shoes (2004), Phil in My Summer of Love (2004), and Frank Thorogood in Stoned (2005). For his role in Stoned, Paddy started to get the tag of an actor skilled in portraying villains and dark characters.
In 2007, Paddy wrote and directed a short film titled Dog Altogether, loosely based on his Irish father. The short film won several international awards. In 2011, Paddy expanded that short film into a full-length feature titled Tyrannosaur featuring the same actors in lead roles. The film became a big hit at film festivals, winning more than 15 awards across the globe. He undertook several TV and film projects in the next few years including Honour (2014), Macbeth (2015), and Peaky Blinders (2016). In 2017, he wrote, directed and starred in the film Journeyman. In April 2017, Paddy made his theatre debut in The Ferryman at the Royal Court Theatre. Apart from his flourishing film and TV career, Paddy is also a busy musician. He is a member of the rock band Riding the Low, who released an EP in 2009 titled They Will Rob You of Your Gifts. Their maiden album titled What Happened to the Get to Know Ya? was released in 2013. Their 2nd full-length album came out in 2016 titled Are Here to Help the Neighbourhood. In 2018, Paddy announced a collaboration with saxophonist Andrew Teddy Brown for a concept album titled Limping Through Life.
Patrick George Considine
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Paddy completed his education primarily at Abbot Beyne Senior School and Burton College. He enrolled himself in Burton College in 1990 to pursue a National Diploma in Performing Arts but did not complete the course. In 1994, he started to study photography at the University of Brighton and graduated with a first-class B.A.
Actor, Director, Screenwriter, Musician
- Father – Martin Joseph Considine
- Mother – Pauline Considine
- Siblings – He has a brother and 4 sisters.
- Others – Craig Considine (Nephew), Matt Considine (Nephew)
He is represented by –
- Conor McCaughan, Agent, Troika Talent Agency, London, United Kingdom
- Sam Fox, Agent, Troika Talent Agency, London, United Kingdom
- Leah Weerasinghe, Associate, Troika Talent Agency, London, United Kingdom
- Elliot Keefe, Assistant, Troika Talent Agency, London, United Kingdom
Rock, Punk, Britpop
- Axe Wound Records (Rotherham)
- Clinical Finish
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Paddy has dated –
- Shelley Insley (1991-Present) – Paddy got married to Shelley Insley, a local Burton resident, in 1991 at the age of just 18. The couple has 3 children together. Their oldest child is a son named Joseph.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Irish and English ancestry.
Due to his advancing age, his hair has turned ‘salt and pepper’.
- Salt-and-Pepper Beard
- Tall, Slender Frame
- Has his wife’s name tattooed on his forearm
Although Paddy was born and raised in a Christian household, he has stated that he doesn’t believe in God.
Best Known For
- His acting in movies such as A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), Dead Man’s Shoes (2004), Blitz (2011), Honour (2014), and The Death of Stalin (2017)
- His directorial ventures such as Dog Altogether (2007) and Tyrannosaur (2011)
Paddy and his band, Riding the Low released their first album titled What Happened to the Get to Know Ya? in 2013.
Paddy made his theatrical film debut as Morell in A Room for Romeo Brass in 1999.
As a director, his first film was Tyrannosaur in 2011.
First TV Show
Paddy made his TV show debut as “Himself” on The Late Late Show in 2003.
Paddy Considine Favorite Things
- Movie – Rocky (1976)
- Musical Bands – Guided by Voices, Foo Fighters
- Musicians – Robert Pollard, Glen Campbell, Adam Ant
- Albums – Let It Beard (2011) by Boston Spaceships, Ghost on the Canvas (2011) by Glen Campbell, Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980) by Adam and the Ants
Source – The Guardian, TheQuietus.com
Paddy Considine Facts
- While at college, Paddy had a series of his photo-portraits published in The Guardian.
- Paddy met future filmmaker and frequent collaborator Shane Meadows while they were studying at Burton College. Neither of them completed their college course.
- At college, Paddy and Shane were part of a comedy group called Grunt. Later, they formed a music band with some friends. It was named She Talks To Angels and featured Shane as a vocalist and Paddy as a drummer. After Paddy left the band, it was renamed as Oslo.
- For his 2nd film, Last Resort (2000), Paddy won the “Best Actor” award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival.
- He has appeared in music videos such as God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (2003) by Coldplay, Familiar Feeling (2003) by Moloko, and the song that he co-wrote Leave Before the Lights Come On (2006) by Arctic Monkeys.
- At the University of Brighton, Paddy formed another musical group, a Britpop band called Pedestrians.
- For his 2004 film, Dead Man’s Shoes, Paddy bagged the “Best British Actor” award at the 2005 Empire Awards and the “Best Actor” award at the 2005 Evening Standard British Film Awards.
- Paddy wrote the script for his directorial debut short film Dog Altogether in 2006. This happened while he was filming for Bosque de Sombras. Paddy has stated that his co-star in that film, Gary Oldman gave him the confidence and inspiration to complete the script. Paddy mentioned this and thanked Gary in his BAFTA Awards acceptance speech in 2008.
- For his 2007 short-film, Dog Altogether, Paddy won the “Silver Lion – Best Short Film” award at the Venice Film Festival and the “Best British Short Film” award at the British Independent Film Awards.
- In 2011, Paddy reunited with actress Vicky McClure, a co-star from his debut film A Room for Romeo Brass. The duo shot a video for almost 2 days in Spain titled Films for Life Season.
- Paddy is highly skilled in fluently portraying wildly varying accents like Gypsy Midlander in A Room for Romeo Brass (1999), Londoner in Stoned (2005), Russian in Pu-239 (2006), Welsh in Submarine (2010), Irish in In America (2002), Mancunian in Red Riding (2009), Yorkshireman in My Summer of Love (2004), American in The Cry of the Owl (2009), and West Countryman in Hot Fuzz (2007).
- Paddy’s 2011 film, Tyrannosaur won numerous awards across the globe like the “World Cinema Award for Directing: Dramatic” at the Sundance International Film Festival, “CineVision Award Outstanding Debut Feature” at the Munich Film Festival, “Voices Festival Prize: Best Film” at the Voices Festival of independent European Cinema, “Best Director” at the British Independent Film Awards, “Best First Feature” at the International Press Academy Satellite Awards, and “Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer” at the 2012 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).
- In April 2011, Paddy revealed that he had been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Although it was initially diagnosed as mild, Paddy used to struggle in social situations.
- In 2013, Paddy was diagnosed with Irlen syndrome, a condition that deters the brain from sufficiently processing visual stimuli. He has recovered remarkably after he opted to wear purple Irlen filters.
- Paddy and his band Riding the Low got their big break in 2014 after Tim Burgess of The Charlatans invited them to perform at his curated event in Wales. Paddy had contacted Tim just to discuss meditation after reading his book, Telling Stories. The duo struck a conversation, developed a good rapport, and Tim invited Paddy’s band to play at his event.
- Paddy’s 2017 theatre debut, The Ferryman became the fastest-selling play in the history of Royal Court Theatre and went on to win 4 Tony Awards.
- The first single from Paddy’s 2018 album, Days of Delirium, depicts the story of a person suffering from terminal Gout.
- Paddy maintains an extensive collection of Star Wars merchandise and Happy Days figurines.
- His father was suffering from cancer and passed away just one week before Paddy was due to shoot for the 2003 film, In America.
- Paddy is famed for his refusal to audition for any film/director as he feels it is disrespectful.
- Follow him on Instagram.
Featured Image by Paddy Considine / Instagram